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AFC Bournemouth: Cherries write new chapter in club record books

Bournemouth Echo: DOUBLE: Cherries striker Lewis Grabban fires in from the penalty spot DOUBLE: Cherries striker Lewis Grabban fires in from the penalty spot

CHERRIES wrote another chapter in the Dean Court record books by chalking up a seventh away win in the second flight thanks to a 4-2 victory at Birmingham today.

The historic triumph – which surpassed the six wins from 1987-88 – came courtesy of Lewis Grabban’s double and goals from Matt Ritchie and Ian Harte.

Eddie Howe’s men raced into a 3-0 lead after Ritchie’s opener had been added to by Grabban’s tap in and his emphatic penalty inside the first 28 minutes.

Harte made it 4-0 with the pick of the goals after 52 minutes before Federico Macheda’s double gave the Blues hope of a comeback which Cherries nipped in the bud by defending well.

Blues supporters were convinced their team had taken the lead after four minutes when Paul Caddis’s free kick fizzed past Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp. However, although some home fans celebrated, the ball had actually gone wide.

Ritchie’s thunderous left-foot strike was deflected past the upright before Jordon Ibe’s 10th-minute corner caused mayhem and was eventually cleared after coming back off the post.

Ritchie made the breakthrough after 13 minutes, his delightfully cushioned effort at the far post from a Grabban pass beating the despairing dive of Darren Randolph and squeezing inside the post.

It was his sixth goal of the season and his first since he scored twice during a 3-0 win against Yeovil on Boxing Day, although Blues were furious referee Mick Russell had prevented Ibe returning to the pitch to help his defenders following a change of boot.

Grabban doubled Cherries’ lead after 20 minutes when he tapped home the loose ball at the far post after Marc Pugh’s cross had been deflected into his path off the hand of Chris Burke.

The goal owed much to Harry Arter whose defence-splitting pass sent Pugh haring down the left flank before the winger’s cross eventually fell invitingly for Cherries’ leading goalscorer.

Grabban increased Cherries’ advantage from the spot, rifling high into the roof of the net and making Randolph pay for upending him as he latched on to Yann Kermorgant’s pass.

Although referee Russell opted against showing the Blues goalkeeper a yellow card for his indiscretion, Randolph talked his way into the book after he had conceded the penalty.

Ritchie went close to adding a fourth just a minute later when his rasping effort flew narrowly wide, while Grabban’s volley just cleared the crossbar towards the end of the first half.

An alert Camp preserved Cherries’ clean sheet in first-half stoppage time when he pulled off a top-drawer save to claw away a Paul Robinson header following Ibe’s corner.

Defender Harte handed Cherries the ideal start to the second half when he made it 4-0 with a stunning left-foot strike seven minutes after the break.

The Irishman retrieved possession after his corner had only been half cleared and despatched a venomous drive past Randolph from the edge of the 18-yard box.

He celebrated his first goal for the club by pointing to his left boot to suggest it had been on fire – and not too many Cherries supporters would have disagreed.

Cherries were briefly caught napping at the back when Birmingham pulled one back after 57 minutes, substitute Macheda sweeping home Ibe’s headed cross from around six yards.

And although Ritchie went close to making it 5-1 with a crisp right-foot shot, Macheda was next on the scoresheet when his low 20-yarder beat Camp to make it 4-2 with 17 minutes remaining.

Grabban went through one-on-one with Randolph after 76 minutes, although the goalkeeper won the duel when he spread himself to block after the striker had taken aim from a tight angle.

Ibe’s long-range effort flashed past the post before Camp fell to his right to clutch a header from Robinson after the City skipper had met an Ibe corner. Late on, Arter’s piledriver was beaten away by Randolph.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, Ritchie, O’Kane, Arter (Ward, 90), Pugh (Fraser, 69), Grabban, Kermorgant (Surman, 78).

Unused subs: Pitman, Smith, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: Grabban.

Blues: Randolph, Spector, Robinson, Martin (Lovenkrands, 79), Blackett, Caddis, Reilly, Burke, Shinnie (Macheda, 33), Ibe, Zigic (Novak, 55). Unused subs: Lee, Ferguson, Rusnak, Doyle (g/k).

Booked: Randolph, Caddis.

Referee: Mick Russell (Hertfordshire).

Attendance: 13,875 (including 1,182 away supporters).

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5:04pm Sat 29 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Pity we didn't keep a clean sheet but a very good win, pleased for Hart he always give 100% Bring on Arry's overpaid premiership team. Up the mighty Cherries
Pity we didn't keep a clean sheet but a very good win, pleased for Hart he always give 100% Bring on Arry's overpaid premiership team. Up the mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 12

5:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

abc100 says...

I believe, do you ?????
I believe, do you ????? abc100
  • Score: 14

5:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

greenshoes says...

abc100 wrote:
I believe, do you ?????
Yep.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I believe, do you ?????[/p][/quote]Yep. greenshoes
  • Score: 7

5:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

lockandload says...

If and its a Big if we beat QPR and Reading then its game on for the play offs which is like a dream when I was happy just to stay in the championship at the beginning of the season
If and its a Big if we beat QPR and Reading then its game on for the play offs which is like a dream when I was happy just to stay in the championship at the beginning of the season lockandload
  • Score: 16

5:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

lockandload wrote:
If and its a Big if we beat QPR and Reading then its game on for the play offs which is like a dream when I was happy just to stay in the championship at the beginning of the season
I would be satisfied with beating QPR,and stuffing Harry.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: If and its a Big if we beat QPR and Reading then its game on for the play offs which is like a dream when I was happy just to stay in the championship at the beginning of the season[/p][/quote]I would be satisfied with beating QPR,and stuffing Harry. pete woodley
  • Score: 10

5:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

stjxf12 says...

Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD stjxf12
  • Score: 20

5:29pm Sat 29 Mar 14

twynhamob says...

Well, many have said we could make the play offs and I said a couple of weeks ago that as many of the top 10 teams had to play each other we would have to hope for draws when they met, and we would have to win. So for me, a win for us but the best result of the day was Ipswich 1-1 Forest, dare we dream?? Some say we are not ready, who gives a s**t, take your chance as soon as possible. Bring on 'Arry and don't forget to wind-up Barton!!
Well, many have said we could make the play offs and I said a couple of weeks ago that as many of the top 10 teams had to play each other we would have to hope for draws when they met, and we would have to win. So for me, a win for us but the best result of the day was Ipswich 1-1 Forest, dare we dream?? Some say we are not ready, who gives a s**t, take your chance as soon as possible. Bring on 'Arry and don't forget to wind-up Barton!! twynhamob
  • Score: 13

5:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Court Side says...

Another excellent win, the boys and management team surpass themselves week by week. Am i starting to believe? Still a big ask but nothing wrong with dreaming big.
On another note can i suggest those that were slagging Ian Harte off after a few performances at the start of the season have a look at themselves and shake their noddy heads. A few supporters are too quick to criticise and would do well to stop coming out with such knee jerk verdicts. Hartey has an immense pedigree and what he lacks in legs nowadays he more then makes up for with game reading, dead ball deliveries and a stunning array of passes. Same with Tommy Elphick. Benched at the start of the season he looked a bit shakey with a few early performances but now looks completely at home in the Championship, his pairing with Cookie proving pivitol in eroding that minus goal difference and doing really well keeping Wardy out of the team. Just 2 examples of players that a few were saying weren't good enough for this level and are happily being proved wrong week by week. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just be big enough to apologise when you get it so painfully wrong.
Another excellent win, the boys and management team surpass themselves week by week. Am i starting to believe? Still a big ask but nothing wrong with dreaming big. On another note can i suggest those that were slagging Ian Harte off after a few performances at the start of the season have a look at themselves and shake their noddy heads. A few supporters are too quick to criticise and would do well to stop coming out with such knee jerk verdicts. Hartey has an immense pedigree and what he lacks in legs nowadays he more then makes up for with game reading, dead ball deliveries and a stunning array of passes. Same with Tommy Elphick. Benched at the start of the season he looked a bit shakey with a few early performances but now looks completely at home in the Championship, his pairing with Cookie proving pivitol in eroding that minus goal difference and doing really well keeping Wardy out of the team. Just 2 examples of players that a few were saying weren't good enough for this level and are happily being proved wrong week by week. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just be big enough to apologise when you get it so painfully wrong. Court Side
  • Score: 37

5:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

afcbtintin says...

Eddie has to be a shoe in for manager of the month. Even across all divisions.

UTCIAD
Eddie has to be a shoe in for manager of the month. Even across all divisions. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 24

5:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

AFC BOURNE a big MOUTH says...

C'mon guys we beat Reading earlier this season so should win that and QPR are very beatable at the moment!! I BELIEVE and think we have a great chance of getting into the playoffs...

Whlst the teams around us are faltering and are under pressure as their fans expect too much we will quietly sneek in there...

Brighton, Reading, Nott F, Ipswich better watch out!!!!
C'mon guys we beat Reading earlier this season so should win that and QPR are very beatable at the moment!! I BELIEVE and think we have a great chance of getting into the playoffs... Whlst the teams around us are faltering and are under pressure as their fans expect too much we will quietly sneek in there... Brighton, Reading, Nott F, Ipswich better watch out!!!! AFC BOURNE a big MOUTH
  • Score: 12

5:54pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

Another great result by a team that are on fire at the moment. People throughout the football world must be sitting up and taking notice of " little old Bournemouth "
I and a few others expressed our dislike at the "shenanigans" surrounding Grabbans on / off transfer to Brighton in January, with thoughts that he may have played the club along a bit in order to get a better deal etc.
I have to say it was one of the best bits of negotiating this club has ever done.
As was the recent contract extension given to Eddie and Jason.
COYC.
Another great result by a team that are on fire at the moment. People throughout the football world must be sitting up and taking notice of " little old Bournemouth " I and a few others expressed our dislike at the "shenanigans" surrounding Grabbans on / off transfer to Brighton in January, with thoughts that he may have played the club along a bit in order to get a better deal etc. I have to say it was one of the best bits of negotiating this club has ever done. As was the recent contract extension given to Eddie and Jason. COYC. Solentcherry
  • Score: 14

6:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

GREAT RESULT ... Just hope we can beat QPR , the only thing is Harry,he's a shrewd operator .. And has got some really good players in his team . BUT WHO KNOWS ....
GREAT RESULT ... Just hope we can beat QPR , the only thing is Harry,he's a shrewd operator .. And has got some really good players in his team . BUT WHO KNOWS .... Nat1234
  • Score: 8

6:19pm Sat 29 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

A friend on mine who used to come regularly but due to serious heart problems has not been able to attend anymore when he was at Southampton hospital he told the specialist dealing with him that he he wanted to see AFCB in the Premiership before the maker called time on him the specialist's reply was 'don't be silly no one lives that long'!!!

I am bringing him to the QPR game on the 5th I hope his ticker will cope!! he said that he wanted to attend another game before it was too late!! I trust he will bring his medication with him because I expect the game could be quite exciting! I did warn him that there is a real chance that we could make the plays-offs!
A friend on mine who used to come regularly but due to serious heart problems has not been able to attend anymore when he was at Southampton hospital he told the specialist dealing with him that he he wanted to see AFCB in the Premiership before the maker called time on him the specialist's reply was 'don't be silly no one lives that long'!!! I am bringing him to the QPR game on the 5th I hope his ticker will cope!! he said that he wanted to attend another game before it was too late!! I trust he will bring his medication with him because I expect the game could be quite exciting! I did warn him that there is a real chance that we could make the plays-offs! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 24

6:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark.s says...

We are FANTASTIC at the moment
We are FANTASTIC at the moment mark.s
  • Score: 10

6:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

afcb36 says...

Another great win from Eddie Jason and the lads UTCIAD
Another great win from Eddie Jason and the lads UTCIAD afcb36
  • Score: 9

6:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MidlandExile says...

Another brilliant day out. Great support from the fans and an hour of brilliant attacking football. Based on a lot of the other results going our way today, the play-offs are not a pipe dream after all. Grabban is so mobile now and benefits greatly from the support he receives from the hard-working Kermogant. There will probably be some who say we wobbled a bit for the last quarter of the game but give some credit to Lee Clark for his substitutions and replacing the carthorse Zigic with players who were prepared to move around the pitch. In truth we should have buried Birmingham with some of our second half chances but who cares.
Little old Bournemouth are definitely in the frame now and, based on today's performance, might upstage the big boys. Whatever happens I am just loving it!
Another brilliant day out. Great support from the fans and an hour of brilliant attacking football. Based on a lot of the other results going our way today, the play-offs are not a pipe dream after all. Grabban is so mobile now and benefits greatly from the support he receives from the hard-working Kermogant. There will probably be some who say we wobbled a bit for the last quarter of the game but give some credit to Lee Clark for his substitutions and replacing the carthorse Zigic with players who were prepared to move around the pitch. In truth we should have buried Birmingham with some of our second half chances but who cares. Little old Bournemouth are definitely in the frame now and, based on today's performance, might upstage the big boys. Whatever happens I am just loving it! MidlandExile
  • Score: 17

6:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

miltonarcher says...

stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T miltonarcher
  • Score: -50

6:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

Dreamland.... we certainly are on fire right now. My biggest concern is Eddie Howe being poached by a Premiership club but who knows. I will welcome 'arry back to Dean Court next week as still an afcb legend in my eyes but let's hope we stuff QPR.
Dreamland.... we certainly are on fire right now. My biggest concern is Eddie Howe being poached by a Premiership club but who knows. I will welcome 'arry back to Dean Court next week as still an afcb legend in my eyes but let's hope we stuff QPR. Verwoodcherrry
  • Score: 8

6:43pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MickL says...

miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Thanks Milt.... Good to see you're still interested in Boscombe. We always welcome fans from other places and appreciate their involvement in one of the teams of the season.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Thanks Milt.... Good to see you're still interested in Boscombe. We always welcome fans from other places and appreciate their involvement in one of the teams of the season. MickL
  • Score: 12

6:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

Outstanding!! simply outstanding.... Playing as we have in the last couple of first halves, we're a match for any team. Our second half performances are slightly letting us down, which I know is suer critical. There are obviously massive games coming up, and anything is possible. We're Bournemouth, and us oldun's are not used to this. Speaking personally, I'll have every faith in the squad, but a little bit of me will be trying to eat away at me telling me not to be daft. But I really do have massive faith, and nothing would surprise me!! UTCIAD
Outstanding!! simply outstanding.... Playing as we have in the last couple of first halves, we're a match for any team. Our second half performances are slightly letting us down, which I know is suer critical. There are obviously massive games coming up, and anything is possible. We're Bournemouth, and us oldun's are not used to this. Speaking personally, I'll have every faith in the squad, but a little bit of me will be trying to eat away at me telling me not to be daft. But I really do have massive faith, and nothing would surprise me!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 13

6:45pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Court Side says...

miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you? Court Side
  • Score: 16

6:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Court Side wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?
Now, now.
God luck to them, as he pointed out we are only 6 points away now, last tme i looked it was 8. we could be thier soon if we keep winning.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?[/p][/quote]Now, now. God luck to them, as he pointed out we are only 6 points away now, last tme i looked it was 8. we could be thier soon if we keep winning. golfer33
  • Score: 1

7:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

miltonarcher says...

Court Side wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?
How did you know?
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?[/p][/quote]How did you know? miltonarcher
  • Score: 5

7:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

afcb-mark says...

I'm a believer, so much so that my money went on us making the play off's four weeks ago at 40/1. Keep it up lads. Well done all another great result.
I'm a believer, so much so that my money went on us making the play off's four weeks ago at 40/1. Keep it up lads. Well done all another great result. afcb-mark
  • Score: 7

7:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

solihull cherry says...

Great atmosphere at the game for the 1100 visiting fans as we tore into Birmingham, who looked shell-shocked at 3-0 after 30 minutes. Despite the 2 goals conceded for the most part the defence did not look in any trouble and the whole team played with confidence and assurance. Harte brings a tremendous amount of experience and confidence to the side, the attack broke out of defence very effectively and put the Birmingham defence under a lot of pressure until they dropped a little deep after the 4th goal.
We've now surpassed the points total of the sides relegated in the Championship last season and can look forward to an exciting end to the season. 8 goals in two games looks a good basis for a late challenge!! A great day out!
Great atmosphere at the game for the 1100 visiting fans as we tore into Birmingham, who looked shell-shocked at 3-0 after 30 minutes. Despite the 2 goals conceded for the most part the defence did not look in any trouble and the whole team played with confidence and assurance. Harte brings a tremendous amount of experience and confidence to the side, the attack broke out of defence very effectively and put the Birmingham defence under a lot of pressure until they dropped a little deep after the 4th goal. We've now surpassed the points total of the sides relegated in the Championship last season and can look forward to an exciting end to the season. 8 goals in two games looks a good basis for a late challenge!! A great day out! solihull cherry
  • Score: 10

7:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

cherryexe says...

miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Oh how nice our friend mincing archer is still alive funny did not see you posting last week when you threw away a 2 nil lead at spurs only way you're be going into Europe is on a package holiday with you're boyfriend Dorset blue
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Oh how nice our friend mincing archer is still alive funny did not see you posting last week when you threw away a 2 nil lead at spurs only way you're be going into Europe is on a package holiday with you're boyfriend Dorset blue cherryexe
  • Score: -1

7:11pm Sat 29 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

We had Farmer Archer on here all we need is Le God I am not sure that we will hear from Pooleboy of DorsetBlue though I am pleased for the decent Pompey fans after their much needed win today.
We had Farmer Archer on here all we need is Le God I am not sure that we will hear from Pooleboy of DorsetBlue though I am pleased for the decent Pompey fans after their much needed win today. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 6

7:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

AFCBspiker says...

Are we dreaming? Is there a parrellel universe out there somewhere, where AFCB are languishing 4th bottom of league 34 or something?? OR
Are we dreaming? Is there a parrellel universe out there somewhere, where AFCB are languishing 4th bottom of league 34 or something?? OR AFCBspiker
  • Score: 2

8:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

Its always interesting to see what the other sides' fans think - this from a comment by 'Hannover Blue' in the Birmigham Mail

"Eddie Howe, one of the finest young managers in League football started 4-4-2, and he had the right combination of left and right footers, with players playing in their natural positions. Ball to feet, going through the centre midfielders as I stated they would, and building attacks with wingers either side and two confident strikers who latch onto balls played down the channels or through the middle .... I'll say again, this is the way Eddie Howe plays the game, nothing fancy because with the greatest respect, them and us aren't exactly Barcelona or Bayern Munchen, he works with what he has and plays them to their strengths, and he JUST might get Bournemouth into the play-offs. "
Its always interesting to see what the other sides' fans think - this from a comment by 'Hannover Blue' in the Birmigham Mail "Eddie Howe, one of the finest young managers in League football started 4-4-2, and he had the right combination of left and right footers, with players playing in their natural positions. Ball to feet, going through the centre midfielders as I stated they would, and building attacks with wingers either side and two confident strikers who latch onto balls played down the channels or through the middle .... I'll say again, this is the way Eddie Howe plays the game, nothing fancy because with the greatest respect, them and us aren't exactly Barcelona or Bayern Munchen, he works with what he has and plays them to their strengths, and he JUST might get Bournemouth into the play-offs. " Rotterdam
  • Score: 23

8:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MidlandExile says...

Just had the most fantastic dream. Little old Bournemouth went to the country's second city and played a team off the park who, three years ago, were in the Premier League and won the League cup. Can't wait to go to sleep tonight. Who knows, I might be dreaming about a play-off final at Wembley. If only dreams came true....?
Just had the most fantastic dream. Little old Bournemouth went to the country's second city and played a team off the park who, three years ago, were in the Premier League and won the League cup. Can't wait to go to sleep tonight. Who knows, I might be dreaming about a play-off final at Wembley. If only dreams came true....? MidlandExile
  • Score: 8

8:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

boyerboy says...

miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Come the summer we will be roughly £2.5 M richer when Lallana moves on.....I am just a bit worried that when Pochhuntus leaves S*****ton that they will try and buy a decent manager BUT I am sure Eddie will have more sense.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Come the summer we will be roughly £2.5 M richer when Lallana moves on.....I am just a bit worried that when Pochhuntus leaves S*****ton that they will try and buy a decent manager BUT I am sure Eddie will have more sense. boyerboy
  • Score: 6

8:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Chukki's uncle says...

Nobody will want to play us at the moment and who can blame them ? QPR next . . . . .
Nobody will want to play us at the moment and who can blame them ? QPR next . . . . . Chukki's uncle
  • Score: 5

8:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

rogthedodge123 says...

Playing 4 5 1 we were hard to beat but playing 4 4 2 we are now impossible to beat and as long as the team stays injury free then we will take our place in the play offs
Playing 4 5 1 we were hard to beat but playing 4 4 2 we are now impossible to beat and as long as the team stays injury free then we will take our place in the play offs rogthedodge123
  • Score: 9

9:04pm Sat 29 Mar 14

raybren says...

Seven of today ' s starting line up were playing in League One last season . Testimony to EH ' s talent of improving and getting the best out of players , plus making the right signings to improve the squad . Notice our usual detractors , you know who you are , have gone missing !
Seven of today ' s starting line up were playing in League One last season . Testimony to EH ' s talent of improving and getting the best out of players , plus making the right signings to improve the squad . Notice our usual detractors , you know who you are , have gone missing ! raybren
  • Score: 15

9:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Chukki's uncle says...

Yeah, what has happened to Oxknob or whatever his name is ?
Yeah, what has happened to Oxknob or whatever his name is ? Chukki's uncle
  • Score: 3

9:37pm Sat 29 Mar 14

gary darv says...

What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries
What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries gary darv
  • Score: -3

9:40pm Sat 29 Mar 14

rogthedodge123 says...

Verwoodcherrry wrote:
Dreamland.... we certainly are on fire right now. My biggest concern is Eddie Howe being poached by a Premiership club but who knows. I will welcome 'arry back to Dean Court next week as still an afcb legend in my eyes but let's hope we stuff QPR.
Can't see Eddie going from a premiership club to a premiership club
[quote][p][bold]Verwoodcherrry[/bold] wrote: Dreamland.... we certainly are on fire right now. My biggest concern is Eddie Howe being poached by a Premiership club but who knows. I will welcome 'arry back to Dean Court next week as still an afcb legend in my eyes but let's hope we stuff QPR.[/p][/quote]Can't see Eddie going from a premiership club to a premiership club rogthedodge123
  • Score: 3

10:17pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mossy 1 says...

Revenge is sweet,since the brummies stole the points at DC.Our next two games may well be against teams in the top six, but both are having dodgy runs at the moment,maybe the pressure is affecting them as happens all too often to teams at this stage of the season,a pressure that for obvious reasons doesn`t affect us, and it just maybe that this could be the right time to play them.
I see on SSN they are raving over Harte`s goal and it was their `pick of the day`.
Rewind four weeks to 1/03/14,the Football League Show, quote"Bournemouth beating Donny would be a big step towards guaranteed safety...(Bournemout
h)only won once in last nine".Who would have guessed what a difference (less than)a month and eight games could make.Like many on here I reckon we are all quietly crossing our fingers and hoping we make the play-offs.Ok, I know we are a long way from being good enough to being good enough to win promotion,but just getting into the play-offs;-well just what an achievement would that be considering our recent past.
Revenge is sweet,since the brummies stole the points at DC.Our next two games may well be against teams in the top six, but both are having dodgy runs at the moment,maybe the pressure is affecting them as happens all too often to teams at this stage of the season,a pressure that for obvious reasons doesn`t affect us, and it just maybe that this could be the right time to play them. I see on SSN they are raving over Harte`s goal and it was their `pick of the day`. Rewind four weeks to 1/03/14,the Football League Show, quote"Bournemouth beating Donny would be a big step towards guaranteed safety...(Bournemout h)only won once in last nine".Who would have guessed what a difference (less than)a month and eight games could make.Like many on here I reckon we are all quietly crossing our fingers and hoping we make the play-offs.Ok, I know we are a long way from being good enough to being good enough to win promotion,but just getting into the play-offs;-well just what an achievement would that be considering our recent past. mossy 1
  • Score: 11

10:17pm Sat 29 Mar 14

eaststandman says...

Great day out today. Tore them to pieces. They got back into it a bit when Zigic was removed but normal service was resumed when Surman and Ward were brought on to steady then ship.

Grabban never stopped running and its noticeable, the improvement in Ritchie and Pugh. Very poor pitch again down the flanks, very bobbly.

Dare to dream people. I'm not giving up on the playoffs until its mathematically not possible.

Oh, and let's hope Adam the Llama gets sold to a big club - think we're due a little windfall?
Great day out today. Tore them to pieces. They got back into it a bit when Zigic was removed but normal service was resumed when Surman and Ward were brought on to steady then ship. Grabban never stopped running and its noticeable, the improvement in Ritchie and Pugh. Very poor pitch again down the flanks, very bobbly. Dare to dream people. I'm not giving up on the playoffs until its mathematically not possible. Oh, and let's hope Adam the Llama gets sold to a big club - think we're due a little windfall? eaststandman
  • Score: 5

10:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

YafcbY says...

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  • Score: -1

11:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

rogthedodge123 says...

mossy 1 wrote:
Revenge is sweet,since the brummies stole the points at DC.Our next two games may well be against teams in the top six, but both are having dodgy runs at the moment,maybe the pressure is affecting them as happens all too often to teams at this stage of the season,a pressure that for obvious reasons doesn`t affect us, and it just maybe that this could be the right time to play them.
I see on SSN they are raving over Harte`s goal and it was their `pick of the day`.
Rewind four weeks to 1/03/14,the Football League Show, quote"Bournemou
th beating Donny would be a big step towards guaranteed safety...(Bournemout

h)only won once in last nine".Who would have guessed what a difference (less than)a month and eight games could make.Like many on here I reckon we are all quietly crossing our fingers and hoping we make the play-offs.Ok, I know we are a long way from being good enough to being good enough to win promotion,but just getting into the play-offs;-well just what an achievement would that be considering our recent past.
I have to disagree when you state we are a long way off from promotion,this team is as good as any except Leicester and better than most and with the belief that the players have,there is no reason barring injury that we can't go all the way.
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: Revenge is sweet,since the brummies stole the points at DC.Our next two games may well be against teams in the top six, but both are having dodgy runs at the moment,maybe the pressure is affecting them as happens all too often to teams at this stage of the season,a pressure that for obvious reasons doesn`t affect us, and it just maybe that this could be the right time to play them. I see on SSN they are raving over Harte`s goal and it was their `pick of the day`. Rewind four weeks to 1/03/14,the Football League Show, quote"Bournemou th beating Donny would be a big step towards guaranteed safety...(Bournemout h)only won once in last nine".Who would have guessed what a difference (less than)a month and eight games could make.Like many on here I reckon we are all quietly crossing our fingers and hoping we make the play-offs.Ok, I know we are a long way from being good enough to being good enough to win promotion,but just getting into the play-offs;-well just what an achievement would that be considering our recent past.[/p][/quote]I have to disagree when you state we are a long way off from promotion,this team is as good as any except Leicester and better than most and with the belief that the players have,there is no reason barring injury that we can't go all the way. rogthedodge123
  • Score: 0

2:36am Sun 30 Mar 14

ASM says...

ALL HAIL KING EDDIE, THE GREATEST MANAGER WE HAVE EVER HAD.
I have to completely agree with what solent cherry said about everyone up and down the country taking notice of us hammering teams(4-0 up) like Leeds and Birmingham away and also it was genius of Howe to hold on to Grabban, who just keeps getting better.
As for the play off's we can all hope, but I am delighted just to be in the championship and I am sure we will get in the prem' with eddie and max
ALL HAIL KING EDDIE, THE GREATEST MANAGER WE HAVE EVER HAD. I have to completely agree with what solent cherry said about everyone up and down the country taking notice of us hammering teams(4-0 up) like Leeds and Birmingham away and also it was genius of Howe to hold on to Grabban, who just keeps getting better. As for the play off's we can all hope, but I am delighted just to be in the championship and I am sure we will get in the prem' with eddie and max ASM
  • Score: 8

3:18am Sun 30 Mar 14

kangman2012 says...

Ecstatic AFCB fan - what more can I say. Keep the momentum going boys - UTC!
Ecstatic AFCB fan - what more can I say. Keep the momentum going boys - UTC! kangman2012
  • Score: 8

6:40am Sun 30 Mar 14

bigfatsteve says...

We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.
We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago. bigfatsteve
  • Score: 7

8:15am Sun 30 Mar 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

boyerboy wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Come the summer we will be roughly £2.5 M richer when Lallana moves on.....I am just a bit worried that when Pochhuntus leaves S*****ton that they will try and buy a decent manager BUT I am sure Eddie will have more sense.
No chance mate. He turned them down before coz they were to small.

Had a great day out in Brum yesterday, fantastic first half and electric atmosphere, not so great 2nd half but 3 more points towards our push for the promised land.!!!
It's going to be difficult, but this team are on a roll and will be hard to stop.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Come the summer we will be roughly £2.5 M richer when Lallana moves on.....I am just a bit worried that when Pochhuntus leaves S*****ton that they will try and buy a decent manager BUT I am sure Eddie will have more sense.[/p][/quote]No chance mate. He turned them down before coz they were to small. Had a great day out in Brum yesterday, fantastic first half and electric atmosphere, not so great 2nd half but 3 more points towards our push for the promised land.!!! It's going to be difficult, but this team are on a roll and will be hard to stop. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 6

10:06am Sun 30 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Court Side wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD
Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe .

Regards

T
Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?
Ha!!! Journey into Europe?? Are you doing an exchange with one of the many Polish citizens in your cr@p city???
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Another record broken, brilliant win and only five points off of the play off spot. 19 goals for Lewis Grabban so far this season , not bad is it. Well done Lewis and keep em coming. This season just gets better and better. Marvellous March, Magical March, Magnificent March . Oh happy days. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Aaaaah good luck but in view of the 55 goals conceded you are effectively 6 points off a playoff place, happy to help. BTW, love to see afcb in the prem, the six points we always take off you would help our journey into Europe . Regards T[/p][/quote]Journey into Europe? Booked a fortnight in Benidorm this Summer have you?[/p][/quote]Ha!!! Journey into Europe?? Are you doing an exchange with one of the many Polish citizens in your cr@p city??? TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -1

10:11am Sun 30 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

I think Eddie has found his best team , just a little bit of rotation , okane , for surman . Fraser for Pughy . And that must be all he rotates . Unless injury forces his hand . I also think ward and Daniels will find it hard to break back into the starting line up . But what a couple of great players to have on the subs bench .
I think Eddie has found his best team , just a little bit of rotation , okane , for surman . Fraser for Pughy . And that must be all he rotates . Unless injury forces his hand . I also think ward and Daniels will find it hard to break back into the starting line up . But what a couple of great players to have on the subs bench . Nat1234
  • Score: 0

10:13am Sun 30 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well done boys!!

Another awesome first half, it wasn't so long ago that we were slow starters, now look at the damage we can do. Well done Eddie for putting out two up front, we fear no-one and it's great to see!

Can we take QPR? Can we take Reading who are slipping week in week out??

Of course we can!! Bring them on!!!
Well done boys!! Another awesome first half, it wasn't so long ago that we were slow starters, now look at the damage we can do. Well done Eddie for putting out two up front, we fear no-one and it's great to see! Can we take QPR? Can we take Reading who are slipping week in week out?? Of course we can!! Bring them on!!! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

10:14am Sun 30 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I think Eddie has found his best team , just a little bit of rotation , okane , for surman . Fraser for Pughy . And that must be all he rotates . Unless injury forces his hand . I also think ward and Daniels will find it hard to break back into the starting line up . But what a couple of great players to have on the subs bench .
A couple of good players , next season we will have a fantastic side . I think another striker and another midfielder and we will go up next season , IF WE DON'T GO UP THIS SEASON ! THAT IS ...
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I think Eddie has found his best team , just a little bit of rotation , okane , for surman . Fraser for Pughy . And that must be all he rotates . Unless injury forces his hand . I also think ward and Daniels will find it hard to break back into the starting line up . But what a couple of great players to have on the subs bench .[/p][/quote]A couple of good players , next season we will have a fantastic side . I think another striker and another midfielder and we will go up next season , IF WE DON'T GO UP THIS SEASON ! THAT IS ... Nat1234
  • Score: 0

10:42am Sun 30 Mar 14

bmthtillidie says...

Another fantastic performance and don't forget the stunning save Camp made when the header was going in the top right corner just before half time. If it had gone in the moral in the Bham dressing room at half time would have been very different.
Another fantastic performance and don't forget the stunning save Camp made when the header was going in the top right corner just before half time. If it had gone in the moral in the Bham dressing room at half time would have been very different. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 3

10:44am Sun 30 Mar 14

big_afcb_fan says...

gary darv wrote:
What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries
very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.
[quote][p][bold]gary darv[/bold] wrote: What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries[/p][/quote]very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope. big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -3

10:47am Sun 30 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
gary darv wrote:
What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries
very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.
... let's just hope they still have access to their bank accounts ...
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gary darv[/bold] wrote: What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries[/p][/quote]very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.[/p][/quote]... let's just hope they still have access to their bank accounts ... Rotterdam
  • Score: -4

11:12am Sun 30 Mar 14

devon fan says...

Rotterdam wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
gary darv wrote:
What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries
very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.
... let's just hope they still have access to their bank accounts ...
the team is doing well so I cannot see any reason why our backrs should be fed up, and surely the contract extensions for Howe and Tindall would be an indication that they are reasonably pleased, but there is always a price to pay for any success and these days the club is not very open about its plans, and it would help if they were a little more open with regard to their financail position
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gary darv[/bold] wrote: What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries[/p][/quote]very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.[/p][/quote]... let's just hope they still have access to their bank accounts ...[/p][/quote]the team is doing well so I cannot see any reason why our backrs should be fed up, and surely the contract extensions for Howe and Tindall would be an indication that they are reasonably pleased, but there is always a price to pay for any success and these days the club is not very open about its plans, and it would help if they were a little more open with regard to their financail position devon fan
  • Score: 3

12:44pm Sun 30 Mar 14

big_afcb_fan says...

devon fan wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
gary darv wrote:
What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries
very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.
... let's just hope they still have access to their bank accounts ...
the team is doing well so I cannot see any reason why our backrs should be fed up, and surely the contract extensions for Howe and Tindall would be an indication that they are reasonably pleased, but there is always a price to pay for any success and these days the club is not very open about its plans, and it would help if they were a little more open with regard to their financail position
if rumours are about think maybe the ohec should look in this just to put fears to bed.
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gary darv[/bold] wrote: What a great season we are having hey fellow cherries,lets not get carried away with talk about the prem and put any more pressure on ed and the lads as we should only be concentrating on being a strong championship side for the time being and start worrying about are financial side of things and trying to get that back in order as with out our current backers we are basically insolvent,which really worries me,all it takes is for our backers to get fed up m walk and we are millions in debt.so as supporters I think it is our duty to not put anymore pressure on the lads and be satisfied where we are for now as they say teams like us normally have a good first season and a torrid second.i would also like our club to here for my grandchildren and there children etc so on and so forth,I noticed a few rumours flying around between our fans on about our backers getting fed up down in Birmingham earlier today and it has really got me worried again about our future,enjoy the rest of season fellow cherries[/p][/quote]very concerning indeed! just rumours i hope.[/p][/quote]... let's just hope they still have access to their bank accounts ...[/p][/quote]the team is doing well so I cannot see any reason why our backrs should be fed up, and surely the contract extensions for Howe and Tindall would be an indication that they are reasonably pleased, but there is always a price to pay for any success and these days the club is not very open about its plans, and it would help if they were a little more open with regard to their financail position[/p][/quote]if rumours are about think maybe the ohec should look in this just to put fears to bed. big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -2

1:33pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

Yet another fantastic win by our wonderful team and yet again people turn to 'rumours', scare mongering and delivering pearls of how we can improve our squad.

Anyone can start a rumour and the awful beauty of the internet is that it doesn't take long for people to spread it and, even worse, for idiots to believe it.
Rather than focusing on 'what you've heard' try concentrating on what we know.

We know that the club have improved on and off the pitch in great leaps over the last few years. We know that the club has been extending the contracts of players and staff who are valued so highly. We know that the club has brought back Bournemouth people like Joe Roach and 'Baby' Fletch. We know that the team has gained 19 points out of a possible 24 in March. We know that we have secured safety in the Championship. We know that we are currently 2 wins away from the Play Offs. We know that we are on course to having the greatest season and highest finish in the club's history. We know that we have the best bunch of players and management team we have ever had. We know that this is a wonderful, fantastic (and any other strong positive adjective you can think of) time to be an AFCB/Bournemouth and Boscombe supporter.

Let's just embrace that. UP THE CHERRIES!!!!
Yet another fantastic win by our wonderful team and yet again people turn to 'rumours', scare mongering and delivering pearls of how we can improve our squad. Anyone can start a rumour and the awful beauty of the internet is that it doesn't take long for people to spread it and, even worse, for idiots to believe it. Rather than focusing on 'what you've heard' try concentrating on what we know. We know that the club have improved on and off the pitch in great leaps over the last few years. We know that the club has been extending the contracts of players and staff who are valued so highly. We know that the club has brought back Bournemouth people like Joe Roach and 'Baby' Fletch. We know that the team has gained 19 points out of a possible 24 in March. We know that we have secured safety in the Championship. We know that we are currently 2 wins away from the Play Offs. We know that we are on course to having the greatest season and highest finish in the club's history. We know that we have the best bunch of players and management team we have ever had. We know that this is a wonderful, fantastic (and any other strong positive adjective you can think of) time to be an AFCB/Bournemouth and Boscombe supporter. Let's just embrace that. UP THE CHERRIES!!!! Phil McG (Italy)
  • Score: 11

1:44pm Sun 30 Mar 14

big_afcb_fan says...

Phil McG (Italy) wrote:
Yet another fantastic win by our wonderful team and yet again people turn to 'rumours', scare mongering and delivering pearls of how we can improve our squad.

Anyone can start a rumour and the awful beauty of the internet is that it doesn't take long for people to spread it and, even worse, for idiots to believe it.
Rather than focusing on 'what you've heard' try concentrating on what we know.

We know that the club have improved on and off the pitch in great leaps over the last few years. We know that the club has been extending the contracts of players and staff who are valued so highly. We know that the club has brought back Bournemouth people like Joe Roach and 'Baby' Fletch. We know that the team has gained 19 points out of a possible 24 in March. We know that we have secured safety in the Championship. We know that we are currently 2 wins away from the Play Offs. We know that we are on course to having the greatest season and highest finish in the club's history. We know that we have the best bunch of players and management team we have ever had. We know that this is a wonderful, fantastic (and any other strong positive adjective you can think of) time to be an AFCB/Bournemouth and Boscombe supporter.

Let's just embrace that. UP THE CHERRIES!!!!
yes i get your point, we are all living the dream right now. a silent owner/backer will always lead to these type of rumours i'm sure you will agree.

utc.
[quote][p][bold]Phil McG (Italy)[/bold] wrote: Yet another fantastic win by our wonderful team and yet again people turn to 'rumours', scare mongering and delivering pearls of how we can improve our squad. Anyone can start a rumour and the awful beauty of the internet is that it doesn't take long for people to spread it and, even worse, for idiots to believe it. Rather than focusing on 'what you've heard' try concentrating on what we know. We know that the club have improved on and off the pitch in great leaps over the last few years. We know that the club has been extending the contracts of players and staff who are valued so highly. We know that the club has brought back Bournemouth people like Joe Roach and 'Baby' Fletch. We know that the team has gained 19 points out of a possible 24 in March. We know that we have secured safety in the Championship. We know that we are currently 2 wins away from the Play Offs. We know that we are on course to having the greatest season and highest finish in the club's history. We know that we have the best bunch of players and management team we have ever had. We know that this is a wonderful, fantastic (and any other strong positive adjective you can think of) time to be an AFCB/Bournemouth and Boscombe supporter. Let's just embrace that. UP THE CHERRIES!!!![/p][/quote]yes i get your point, we are all living the dream right now. a silent owner/backer will always lead to these type of rumours i'm sure you will agree. utc. big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -4

2:12pm Sun 30 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Phil McG (Italy) wrote:
Yet another fantastic win by our wonderful team and yet again people turn to 'rumours', scare mongering and delivering pearls of how we can improve our squad.

Anyone can start a rumour and the awful beauty of the internet is that it doesn't take long for people to spread it and, even worse, for idiots to believe it.
Rather than focusing on 'what you've heard' try concentrating on what we know.

We know that the club have improved on and off the pitch in great leaps over the last few years. We know that the club has been extending the contracts of players and staff who are valued so highly. We know that the club has brought back Bournemouth people like Joe Roach and 'Baby' Fletch. We know that the team has gained 19 points out of a possible 24 in March. We know that we have secured safety in the Championship. We know that we are currently 2 wins away from the Play Offs. We know that we are on course to having the greatest season and highest finish in the club's history. We know that we have the best bunch of players and management team we have ever had. We know that this is a wonderful, fantastic (and any other strong positive adjective you can think of) time to be an AFCB/Bournemouth and Boscombe supporter.

Let's just embrace that. UP THE CHERRIES!!!!
The best way to deal with 'rumours' is not to pass them on if everyone did that there would be no rumours only facts. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Phil McG (Italy)[/bold] wrote: Yet another fantastic win by our wonderful team and yet again people turn to 'rumours', scare mongering and delivering pearls of how we can improve our squad. Anyone can start a rumour and the awful beauty of the internet is that it doesn't take long for people to spread it and, even worse, for idiots to believe it. Rather than focusing on 'what you've heard' try concentrating on what we know. We know that the club have improved on and off the pitch in great leaps over the last few years. We know that the club has been extending the contracts of players and staff who are valued so highly. We know that the club has brought back Bournemouth people like Joe Roach and 'Baby' Fletch. We know that the team has gained 19 points out of a possible 24 in March. We know that we have secured safety in the Championship. We know that we are currently 2 wins away from the Play Offs. We know that we are on course to having the greatest season and highest finish in the club's history. We know that we have the best bunch of players and management team we have ever had. We know that this is a wonderful, fantastic (and any other strong positive adjective you can think of) time to be an AFCB/Bournemouth and Boscombe supporter. Let's just embrace that. UP THE CHERRIES!!!![/p][/quote]The best way to deal with 'rumours' is not to pass them on if everyone did that there would be no rumours only facts. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

bigfatsteve wrote:
We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.
I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!!
[quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.[/p][/quote]I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

2:35pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.
I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!!
That would be my concern as well but if I'm not mistaken they already have permission to extend if needed. I reckon we could fill 20-25k in the premier league. Lets worry about that if and when we get there though and enjoy the ride for now!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.[/p][/quote]I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!![/p][/quote]That would be my concern as well but if I'm not mistaken they already have permission to extend if needed. I reckon we could fill 20-25k in the premier league. Lets worry about that if and when we get there though and enjoy the ride for now! Verwoodcherrry
  • Score: 4

2:48pm Sun 30 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Chukki's uncle wrote:
Yeah, what has happened to Oxknob or whatever his name is ?
He has done a runner, he is now 5 points adrift in his season ticket bet,
He is hoping we dont get promoted, as premier league season tickets next year will cost a small fortune.
[quote][p][bold]Chukki's uncle[/bold] wrote: Yeah, what has happened to Oxknob or whatever his name is ?[/p][/quote]He has done a runner, he is now 5 points adrift in his season ticket bet, He is hoping we dont get promoted, as premier league season tickets next year will cost a small fortune. golfer33
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Sun 30 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Verwoodcherrry wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.
I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!!
That would be my concern as well but if I'm not mistaken they already have permission to extend if needed. I reckon we could fill 20-25k in the premier league. Lets worry about that if and when we get there though and enjoy the ride for now!
We could put a big screen up on the the local rubbish tip for the away supporters. Im sure they will feel at home.
[quote][p][bold]Verwoodcherrry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.[/p][/quote]I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!![/p][/quote]That would be my concern as well but if I'm not mistaken they already have permission to extend if needed. I reckon we could fill 20-25k in the premier league. Lets worry about that if and when we get there though and enjoy the ride for now![/p][/quote]We could put a big screen up on the the local rubbish tip for the away supporters. Im sure they will feel at home. golfer33
  • Score: -1

4:23pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Fanfor45 says...

The Cherries just need to keep the momentum going and everything will work itself out. What will be will be. With that, please let’s not be disappointed if we suffer to be beaten in the next few games though. No-one should be disappointed with the main achievement of this season; STAYING UP. Everything else is just an extra layer of icing on the cake. Pardon the pun here but to put one over on ‘Arry on Saturday would be the “cherries on the cake” and I believe that to be more than possible.
Caution should follow our desire to go too far this season though. I wouldn’t mind getting in the play-offs but I would admit to being relieved if we didn’t get to the Premier League this year. However, in 1997 Barnsley made it and the club did exactly what has been suggested in other posts. They had a real party and set their budget to be relegated after one season. They were. They are fighting a relegation battle this season and could be a league one club next year. I’d like to be able to party for longer than one sesason and to me that means another season or two in the present level to build a squad to survive in the top flight.
The Cherries just need to keep the momentum going and everything will work itself out. What will be will be. With that, please let’s not be disappointed if we suffer to be beaten in the next few games though. No-one should be disappointed with the main achievement of this season; STAYING UP. Everything else is just an extra layer of icing on the cake. Pardon the pun here but to put one over on ‘Arry on Saturday would be the “cherries on the cake” and I believe that to be more than possible. Caution should follow our desire to go too far this season though. I wouldn’t mind getting in the play-offs but I would admit to being relieved if we didn’t get to the Premier League this year. However, in 1997 Barnsley made it and the club did exactly what has been suggested in other posts. They had a real party and set their budget to be relegated after one season. They were. They are fighting a relegation battle this season and could be a league one club next year. I’d like to be able to party for longer than one sesason and to me that means another season or two in the present level to build a squad to survive in the top flight. Fanfor45
  • Score: 3

7:48pm Sun 30 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
The Cherries just need to keep the momentum going and everything will work itself out. What will be will be. With that, please let’s not be disappointed if we suffer to be beaten in the next few games though. No-one should be disappointed with the main achievement of this season; STAYING UP. Everything else is just an extra layer of icing on the cake. Pardon the pun here but to put one over on ‘Arry on Saturday would be the “cherries on the cake” and I believe that to be more than possible.
Caution should follow our desire to go too far this season though. I wouldn’t mind getting in the play-offs but I would admit to being relieved if we didn’t get to the Premier League this year. However, in 1997 Barnsley made it and the club did exactly what has been suggested in other posts. They had a real party and set their budget to be relegated after one season. They were. They are fighting a relegation battle this season and could be a league one club next year. I’d like to be able to party for longer than one sesason and to me that means another season or two in the present level to build a squad to survive in the top flight.
I think you are forgetting how we played against the current league leaders Liverpool in the cup.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: The Cherries just need to keep the momentum going and everything will work itself out. What will be will be. With that, please let’s not be disappointed if we suffer to be beaten in the next few games though. No-one should be disappointed with the main achievement of this season; STAYING UP. Everything else is just an extra layer of icing on the cake. Pardon the pun here but to put one over on ‘Arry on Saturday would be the “cherries on the cake” and I believe that to be more than possible. Caution should follow our desire to go too far this season though. I wouldn’t mind getting in the play-offs but I would admit to being relieved if we didn’t get to the Premier League this year. However, in 1997 Barnsley made it and the club did exactly what has been suggested in other posts. They had a real party and set their budget to be relegated after one season. They were. They are fighting a relegation battle this season and could be a league one club next year. I’d like to be able to party for longer than one sesason and to me that means another season or two in the present level to build a squad to survive in the top flight.[/p][/quote]I think you are forgetting how we played against the current league leaders Liverpool in the cup. golfer33
  • Score: 2

8:18pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

Verwoodcherrry wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.
I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!!
That would be my concern as well but if I'm not mistaken they already have permission to extend if needed. I reckon we could fill 20-25k in the premier league. Lets worry about that if and when we get there though and enjoy the ride for now!
There would be little point extending the ground when we don't own it, and even if a miracle were to happen, it would take many months to get all the building works done. It's very much chicken and egg time. There are other options being bandied about, but they too would take a substantial time before they came to fruition. So you can't just enjoy the ride and bury your head, because the size of the stadium could become a major problem, a nice one admittedly. I'm certain plans are in place!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Verwoodcherrry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: We are not ready to go up. We can't afford to go up. That's the same old claptrap we've been listening to for years. With somewhere between a reportedly £120,000,000 to £150,000,000 pounds at stake including four years of parachute payments. Who cares whether we get get relegated straight away or not. Think of how we could build on the squad with that sort of money. What Eddie is doing now was just a dream a few years ago.[/p][/quote]I can understand the argument, that we're not ready as a club to go up, but blimey, who in their right minds would turn it down. For YEARS, the dream (because it was a dream, how on earth could we ever be in The Premier League), was to get just ONE season, one, that's all I wanted, to say we'd been there. I'm not getting carried away and saying we can do it this season, the play offs may be a step too far, in what is turning out to be the season to beat all seasons. But my one, and only one concern is the ground. Say it happens (OK, fantasy stuff), we would surely have the smallest capacity ever to get in that division. It's certainly a conundrum!!! Come on You Reds, ANYTHING is possible!!![/p][/quote]That would be my concern as well but if I'm not mistaken they already have permission to extend if needed. I reckon we could fill 20-25k in the premier league. Lets worry about that if and when we get there though and enjoy the ride for now![/p][/quote]There would be little point extending the ground when we don't own it, and even if a miracle were to happen, it would take many months to get all the building works done. It's very much chicken and egg time. There are other options being bandied about, but they too would take a substantial time before they came to fruition. So you can't just enjoy the ride and bury your head, because the size of the stadium could become a major problem, a nice one admittedly. I'm certain plans are in place!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 0

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